Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween: Monster-Sized Post with Podcasts!

Do I have some special treats for you!

It's a double dose on podcasts this week!

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes - Super Fight Dome
Chris Lockhart, Chris Giada and myself match up fights including a supernatural showdown with Blade battling John Constantine and the Big Bra Brawl between Power Girl and She-Hulk!

Geek Fallout: Top 5 Movie Monsters
Jason Roberts, Derek Ash and myself gab about our favorite ghouls!

Many of the monsters we talked about are ones that I got to draw for the Halloween Party at Barnes & Noble with the Michigan Comics Collective.

Flyboy from "Dawn of the Dead"
Maria from "Metropolis"

Michael Myers from "Halloween"

Olaf is a homunculi given life through supernatural powers.
He probably chills with Frankenstein's Monsters on the convention circuit.

Tarman from "Return of the Living Dead"

Trash from "Return of the Living Dead"


Captain America takes the cake as my most frequent request

Norris Head from "John Carpenter's The Thing"

Rough sketches including the two biggest "Michaels" in horror

Reinterpretations of scenes from classic horror movies

Hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween! 

Leave a comment letting me know what you liked and what you'd like to see me draw.

Now its time to start working on designing my Christmas cards. Sketch ya' later!

Geek Fallout 103: Movie Monsters

This one's a graveyard smash! 
The midnight hour is close at hand and Jason Roberts, Derek Ash and myself are gathered in the graveyard to talk about our favorite movie monsters.

Remember... we warned you!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Penciled Packages

Christmas is coming sooner than I'd like. Not because of any cynicism, but rather because it means I now have a ticking clock when it comes to Christmas themed projects.

One person who seems to be ahead of the game is my neighbor Shannon, who asked if I would draw some characters on the wrapping for some presents she is going to mail her nieces and nephews.

Working on midtone paper and colored pencil was very different from the kind of sketches I've been doing this summer, but it offered a variety of textures and shades I wouldn't have been able to try otherwise.

Doc McStuffins, thats a first

Elsa, I just can't seem to let her go

Hello Kitty waves goodbye
Sketch ya' later!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Geek Fallout: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tribute!

Something about this seems familiar...

Join Chris Giada, Derek Ash, Brian Farrell and myself as the four of us talk about these heroes in a half-shell!

Topics highlights include basketball manga, Spider-Gwen getting her own series and how much I hate the 2007 animated Turtles movie.

Be sure and share your own thoughts in the comments below.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Project Process: Rockwell-ian Romance

While perusing through a book about Norman Rockwell, I came upon an idea for this retro romance scene. Here we have a tall, lanky, bashful boy shortly after receiving a “you did alright” kiss from the girl he escorted to the door as a reward for his chivalry.  He is taken aback by her affectionate approval. The porch light is on right above his head to emphasis how much of a sudden revelation this is to him.

The girl enters inside, pleased with her handiwork while he is still dumbstruck outside, gently touching the part of his face with her lipstick as if try and confirm what just happened.

Much like Party of Two, this is loosely inspired by an event from my life.

Trying the same pose in reverse

Picking a pose for the girl is quite a task. The trick is making her appear flirtatious without losing the innocence of "young love" that I'm looking to capture.

Now I want to hear from you. What do you think of this idea? How do you think I should pursue this project?

Sketch ya' later!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Geek Fallout: Star Trek Into Darkness

Chris Lockhart, Evan Hanson and myself scramble for direction in the spirit of "Star Trek Into Darkness", which coincidentally we discussed on this episode!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Portraits (Part 2)

I guess this qualifies as my contribution for #Inktober



Beast Boy


World War II Soldier
The John Deere Logo

The Spectacular Spider-Man


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Portraits (Part 1)

I was invited to set up my sketch cards at a place at the edge of town called "Grandma's Pumpkin Patch". Its a farm thats very popular with local families for its many autumn activities.
#mccsketch   #inktober

Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise

Iron Man

Rocket Raccoon

Wonder Woman

Astonished Elsa

Green Arrow

The Joker


Captain America
 Cap was the last for the day, when the blue and red markers were severely dry, so I tried to use that to create a blur effect on his throwing arm and spinning shield.

Sketch ya' ... tomorrow! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sketch Spook-tacular!

Just some portraits that I put together for fun this week. Some of them even tie into the Halloween season! 


Frankenstein's Monster

Humphrey Bogart

Freddy Krueger

The Eleventh Doctor
Imhotep the Mummy and the Phantom of the Opera

Lauren Bacall

Vanna White

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